Health & Wellness Features
German woman, 65, gives birth to quadruplets
BERLIN (AP) -- A 65-year-old teacher from Berlin has given birth to quadruplets after a pregnancy that was widely criticized by medical professionals because of her age, RTL television said Saturday....
Democrats see skimpy insurance as the next health care issue
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party's pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year's elections....
Countries approve plan for $100M health emergency fund
BERLIN (AP) -- Diplomats have approved the creation of a $100 million fund to help the World Health Organization respond rapidly to emergencies....
Study: Severe vision loss is most common in the South
NEW YORK (AP) -- Health officials say bad eyesight in the U.S. is most common in the South....
Senate tweaks veterans health law to boost specialized care
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Veterans would get specialized medical care from private doctors more easily under a bill the Senate approved Friday....
Guinea families transport bodies in public taxis
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- Relatives of Ebola victims are transporting their bodies on public transportation in Guinea, seating the corpses upright between other passengers to skirt health controls and contributing to the spread of the deadly disease here, authorities said....
Study: Fewer kids have severe mental problems; more get help
Contrary to public perception and horrific cases that make headlines, serious mental problems are declining among the nation's youth, and there has been a big rise in how many are getting help, a new study finds....
Not even helmets help pro bull riders stave off concussions
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- Kasey Hayes hopped on the bovine beast trapped in the narrow holding pen like he'd done hundreds of times. He adjusted a tight rope on his left hand, found his balance and signaled he was ready to dominate the bull for the next eight seconds - or, at least, hoped to....
Tobacco firms get partial win over claims on smoking effects
WASHINGTON (AP) -- America's largest tobacco companies must inform consumers that cigarettes were designed to increase addiction, but not that they lied to the public about the dangers of smoking, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday....
Listeria: FDA finds problems at Ohio ice cream plant
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A government investigation of Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams found inadequate testing and cleaning in its Columbus plant that had become contaminated with listeria....
In a first-in-the nation program, Oregon will charge 5000 volunteer car owners by the mile rather than taxed on their fuel use. The program is meant to help raise more revenue to pay for road and bridges projects. Due to greater fuel efficiency, hybrid and electric cars revenues from gasoline taxes have declined thus limiting costly road and bridge repairs across the nation.
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